Sri Lanka s telecommunication industry second to none - TRC DG

  • 25 Nov 2009 14:32:12 GMT

    While we are at it, is it possible to get ADSL in Sri Lanka on a temporary basis, lets say for 1 - 2 months and what are the costs associated to it?

    Has any normal telephone line access to it?

    Thanks guys for any info you might have re this subject.

  • 25 Nov 2009 14:42:54 GMT


    check sltnet website for coverage map and tariff plans...

    any regular phone line can be used with an adsl modem but if you are not within the coverage area nothing much can be done...

    on packages offered by SLT...

    1. entre` package that has a download cap

    2. download speed is 512kbps and unlimited downloads

    3. download speed is 2mbps and again unlimited downloads

    as with any ADSL network, if the network is loaded up your speeds will suffer...

    another thing to consider is 3g web access which is fast gaining popularity in SL...

    out of the two suppliers, dialog and mobitel...mobitel 3g leads the game with much faster downloading...even way better than SLT adsl itself IMHO...

    those rates too you can check on their respective websites... :)

    and about the content of this article... as usual...we`re shooting out mouths off a tad too soon... :)

    we have quite decent access now...especially with mobile internet but it s not nearly as good as to say `second to none` :)

  • 25 Nov 2009 16:02:38 GMT

    SLT has a shockingly slow video buffer rate for Youtube and other video sharing sites. That needs to improve.

  • 25 Nov 2009 19:17:55 GMT

    [Sri Lanka s telecommunication industry second to none - TRC DG]

    Eventhough it takes about one week to get an ADSL (broadband) connection operational in SL! AND most parts of the country are NOT equipped to handle broadband!!

    Ey wunata kaatawath second wenney nehe!!

  • 26 Nov 2009 06:50:51 GMT

    Dauntless and Kiwi

    Thanks for info

  • 26 Nov 2009 12:14:03 GMT

    Good news keep flooding in.

  • 29 Nov 2009 19:17:04 GMT

    [ADSL is now available at 20MB in Europe. However thoguh we have ADSL it is very slow, at 756kb. So I believe these claims are not justified.]

    you should compare prices too.And if you r willing to pay you will get commercial packages which have 20mb+ speed..